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Utopia Silk Batiks: From Tamworth Art Gallery Collection

Friday 08 August 2014 to Sunday 19 October 2014


Australia's Indigenous fibre tradition is a vibrant contemporary practice. In the silk batik panels by Utopia artists, as well as Lena Pwerle, Nora Petyarre and Joy Petyarre, the artists have developed their utilisation of Indonesian batik techniques to translate their traditional body painting imagery and personal 'Dreaming'.

Other artists included: Ada Bird Petyarre, Lena Skiner Gnale, Roese Pwerle, Old Poly Gnale, Mavis Kemarre, Glory Gnale, Gladdie Kemarre, Violet Petyarre, Hilda Stirling.

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